Upgrade Processor p4 1.8 ghz- p4 2.5 ghz

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odbray

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Hi i recently had a motherboard which my friend gave to me w/o processor. It came off from Dell Dimension 2300. I dont know much about computer but i wanted to buy new CPU like P4 2.5 ghz. Now, The motherboard from Dell Dimension used to have P4 1.8 ghz CPU if i wanted to buy P4 2.5ghz does P4 Mother board have a same socket (478?)

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Ray
 

JohnWill

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You have the MB, look at the socket! I don't know what Dell puts inside their machines...
 
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what johnwill is trying to say is that on the MB the socket should have "Socket 478" written on it. If it does then you'll be okay.

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Not neccesarily! Just because you CAN pop the processor in on the same socket does not mean the motherboard FSB, chipset or multiplier will support a 2.4GHz CPU. I think you might be outta luck going that high with the CPU
 

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Rockn, you're right. I was just addressing the question of what socket was on the board. :) Obviously, you have to look at the specifications of the board to know if it'll accept a specific processor.
 
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